12 March 2011
Books, bears, armour, autographs, instant noodles, a string of sausages and laughter galore. ‘A Night With Our Stars’, 2011 at Westbooks had everything including demons with detachable heads and BARLAY (look out) – the woordatj!
What a great evening for the authors, illustrators, librarians, teachers, parents and book-lovers of Western Australia. As an ANWOS first-timer I was wide-eyed with wonder. How could all of these talented people just … be here? They’re sitting among us, chatting with us over nibbles and dazzling us with three-minute talks about their books from 2010.
Westbooks made it easy to enjoy the evening, MC Joanna Andrew kept the ball rolling, while Jenni Woodroffe and her team of CBCA WA volunteers had all bases covered. There was nothing much for guests to do but listen, laugh and line up for an autograph.
If you weren’t there on Thursday night you missed out on hearing about the following books and authors/illustrators:
‘Stranded’ by Jan Ramage
‘Fury’ by Shirley Marr
‘Jake’s Monster Mess’ by Ken Spillman
’90 Packets of Instant Noodles’ by Deb Fitzpatrick
‘The Magic Fair’ and ‘Me and My Dad’ by Sally Morgan
‘Barlay!’ by Cheryl Kickett-Tucker
‘The Other Bears’ by Michael Thompson
‘Joe’s Boat’ by Raewyn Caisley
‘Takeshita Demons’ by Cristy Burne
‘Toppling’ by Sally Murphy
‘Ned Kelly and the Green Sash’ by Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac
‘Captain Cook and the Endeavour’ by Mike Lefroy
‘My Arms, Your Legs’ illustrated by Shannon Melville, author Kim Rackham
‘Rosie Black Chronicles’ by Lara Morgan
‘Paladin’ and ‘Crooked Mick’ by Dave Luckett
‘Miss Llewellyn Jones Goes To Town’ by Elaine Forrestal
‘Wavelength’ by AJ Betts
‘Water’ by Geoff Havel
‘Duck for a Day’ and ‘The Truth About Penguins’ by Meg McKinlay
‘Beautiful Monster’ by Kate McCaffrey
Thanks to all the authors and illustrators for showcasing their stories so well.
Also, congratulations if you scored some quality home-grown books and an autograph or two on the night! If you were there, I’d love to know what you thought and what you bought!
Photos courtesy of Jan Nicholls
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